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Heatwave triggers storms and flash floods

There's a warning by Public Health England of heatwave conditions across the East of England. The hot weather has also triggered a series of spectacular thunderstorms leading to flash floods in some areas.

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Flooding in Norwich with a month's rain in an hour

The flood water was more than a foot deep near Hall Road in Norwich on Sunday 20 July 2014. Credit: Luke Ireland

Parts of Norwich saw a month's worth of rain falling in a hour on Sunday causing flash flooding in some parts of the city. Norwich was the wettest place in the UK.

Norwich airport recorded 46 mm (1.8 inches) of rain between 3pm and 4pm which is more than normally falls in three weeks.

An unofficial reading in the Carrow Road area reported 57 mm in half an hour.

The torrential downpours were isolated with some areas in the Anglia region escaping with very little rain.

Rainfall totals between 10am and 10pm on Sunday 20 July 2014

  • 48.6 mm at Norwich airport
  • 29.4 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 23.6 mm at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambs
  • 13.2 mm in Wittering, Cambs
  • 5.0 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 2.8 mm in Bedford
  • 2.6 mm in Cambridge
  • 1.4 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 0 mm in Marham, Norfolk
  • 0 mm in Northampton
  • 0 mm in Woburn, Beds

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